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Downtown: Catholic parish reaches agreement to sell Sacred Heart Church

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sacred Heart Church on Pleasant Street is under a purchase-and-sales agreement to become condos. Richard Roberge, the pastor of Concord’s Christ the King Parish, announced the news Sunday in a press release and at weekend Masses. The buyer is developer Jon Chorlian. “While we are sad to close this chapter in our parish’s history, we are happy with the plans that Mr. Chorlian has for the building,” Roberge said in …

Business people for Feb. 8, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Joshua Lafond will be a permanent part-time arena supervisor for Concord General Services. He will assist with in the operation of the Douglas N. Everett Arena with Arena Manager Jeff Bardwell. He was a rink attendant at the Sullivan Arena at Saint Anselm College for six years, four of which while he was …

The story behind the Pats Peak cookie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Obviously, if an area ski mountain boasts a world-famous cookie, there’s only one thing to do: taste it. It’s best to go straight to the source for the M&M cookie – to Pats Peak in Henniker. There, in the Tradewinds Cafe kitchen, is food and beverage director Guy Pelletier, who can tell you …

Recent patents issued in New Hampshire

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The following federal patents were awarded to inventors and companies in New Hampshire through Feb. 5. Silicon Laboratories, Austin, Texas, has been assigned a patent (9,246,500) developed by Michael H. Perrott, Nashua, N.H., for a “time-to-voltage converter using a capacitor based digital to analog converter for quantization noise …

Business notes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Dell-Lea Weddings & Events in Chichester was winner of WeddingWire’s couples’ choice award for wedding venues. The award is given to the top 5 percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire network based on reviews from newlyweds. Grace Limousine, the largest chauffeured car and group transportation provider in …

Sunday, February 7, 2016

MPB Corp. of Lebanon won a $106,575 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for annular ball bearings. MPB Corp. of Lebanon won a $33,417 federal contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, for bearings. …

Plenty of e-tailers are hitting the mall

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Amazon’s plans to open as many as 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores, revealed Tuesday by a mall executive, may seem an unlikely turn of events. But should Amazon proceed, it will have plenty of company. In recent years, a rash of e-tailers from Warby Parker to Bonobos have opened stores. …

Have a great idea? Here’s how to make it actually happen

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Adam Grant is not your typical business school professor. Just 34, he reached tenure while still in his 20s and finished his Ph.D in less than three years. He writes op-eds with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and got a book blurb from the likes of J.J. Abrams, the …

For sale in Concord: Magnificent mixture of form, function

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The executive ranch located at 33 Oakmont Drive in Concord is set in Mountain Green Estates, one of the capital’s most desirable neighborhoods. This beautifully manicured development of over 90 high-end homes is located next to the Concord …

Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

Saturday, February 6, 2016

It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, city officials said Saturday. …

Warm winter and snow shortage gets maple syrup season off early

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Hampshire’s warm winter has gotten the maple syrup industry off to an early start, but it’s way too soon to say what that means for the season. “Ask me in April,” said Mike Moore, co-owner of Sunnyside …

Verizon Wireless Arena to be renamed ‘SNHU Arena’

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester will be getting a new name. Southern New Hampshire University has signed a multi-year partnership with SMG, the company that manages the arena, for the naming rights. It will be known as …

Drone schools spread in China to field pilots for new sector

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that’s sprung up in China: drone pilot schools. China is already the world’s biggest …